[LAU] Another spiritual exercise

Dave Phillips dlphillips at woh.rr.com
Wed Aug 19 20:54:32 EDT 2009

TheOther wrote:
> At the start I was wondering who these men would be.  I totally agree 
> with 3 of the 5 (in particular, I really thought Balaam was an 
> inspired choice!) but I'm not sure how well Samson fit in for the 
> reason that you gave; and he and Solomon were not in the first 5 books 
> of Moses, or The Pentateuch.  Titus is from the New Testament.
> The reason this nit-picking occurred to me is that I'm a Lutheran, 
> Confirmation lay teacher, who takes the 1st year students (11 year 
> olds, typically the 6th grade.)  If I had the nerve....   I'm sure the 
> 6th graders would like it!  But when they got home and told their 
> parents what they learned in Confirmation Class today.... oh boy.

Ah, thanks for the clarification, Stephen. I'll make sure I point out 
the discrepancies when I next perform it. I'm surprised I haven't heard 
back from a couple other friends who are clergymen, they know the song 
but have never pointed out the nits. :)

> A very cute ditty.

Thanks for listening and for having a good sense of humor. Btw, I first 
heard it on an anthology of pieces made by members of a bbs that focused 
on vintage analog synths. I kid you not.



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